SNB Oda ~ Chapter 3.2 ~

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Chapter 3: The Art of Surviving a World of War

Nobunaga ordered Katsuie and Nagahide to train her in order to learn self-defense.

Among the ongoing uneasy days where she wondered if she would return to her original world, one day…

Chapter 3.2

At Mitsuhide-san’s suggestion, I received lessons on ways to protect myself and was instructed by Katsuie-san and Nagahide-san without delay.

However, the two seemed to have different thoughts.

[KATSUIE]: “In all cases it’s physical strength! If she had a pair of legs that wouldn’t lose to any man, then she could get away from yakuma by herself, right?”

[NAGAHIDE]: “Don’t say such stupid things. With that, if she were to hurt her legs, then in one shot she’d become useless.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “She should go through exercises on the assumption of enemies being present, so that she’d know what actions to take in any situation.”

[KATSUIE]: “No way. What’s important, when it comes down to it, is definitely physical strength!”

.[NAGAHIDE]: “Hah…… it must be blissful to think that everything can be solved with muscles only.”

[KATSUIE]: “What’d ya say? You making fun of me!?”

[YUZUKI]: (Maybe I should stop them……?)

In the end, I told them that I’d like to learn things from both of them, and so they started teaching me every day.

From then on, I started difficult days where I studied with Mitsuhide-san throughout the morning, and then trained with Katsuie-san and Nagahide-san in the afternoon.

[KATSUIE]: “C’mon, c’mon, if you run slowly like that, the sun will go down!”

[YUZUKI]: (No more…… I can’t breathe……)

[KATSUIE]: “Hey! You’re not wearing armor like the others, so you can keep going a little longer! We’re adding another lap around the castle!”

[YUZUKI]: (T-That’s……)

The training was especially physically hard; my muscles hurt and exhaustion remained even into the next day…… Eventually, it started impeding my studies with Mitsuhide-san–

[MITSUHIDE]: “–san…… Are you listening?”

[YUZUKI]: “–…… Ah, yes!”

[YUZUKI]: (Crap, I dozed off a bit……)

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Then, referring to the explanation of the part I just read, why don’t you try answering which one of these plants illustrated here is poisonous?”

[YUZUKI]: “Umm…… the left……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… It seems you are tired. You made the same mistake yesterday as well.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Then I shall explain again.”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay…… thank you.”

One night, after these days continued for a week. I needed to go to sleep early, but my body hurt and I couldn’t sleep at all.

[YUZUKI]: (I started training so I could live in this world, but to think it’d be this hard……)

[YUZUKI]: (When I started studying, it was supposed to be a link to searching for Himemiko-sama too……)

Before I knew it, it felt like what I was doing had slipped from my original goal.

[YUZUKI]: (…… Can I return to my own world? What if I’m here forever in this world like this……)

As my anxieties grew larger, the corner of my eyes became hot–

[YUZUKI]: (I want to go back to my world……)

Not having the energy to wipe the large tears that were spilling over, I closed my eyes like that.

[MITSUHIDE]: “–san.”

[YUZUKI]: (…… mgh… Is someone… calling me……?)

[MITSUHIDE]: “–san…… Are you well?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ngh… huh, Mitsuhide-san……?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “You didn’t appear at breakfast so I thought to come……”

[YUZUKI]: “I-I’m sorry! I overslept……!”

I tried to hurriedly get up, but my body throbbed with pain here and there and, instinctively, I curled into a “C” shape.

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Please do not force yourself. A relaxed posture is fine.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Your pallor does not seem well. Furthermore, your eyes are swollen…… Were you crying?”

[YUZUKI]: “………… Yes. A little bit yesterday……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Let’s leave your studies and training aside for today.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh! But……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “No, if your health is impaired, that would defeat the purpose. So, please, take it easy and rest.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay. I’m sorry……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “No…… we are the ones who should apologize instead. We did not take your fatigue into consideration and were too strict.”

[YUZUKI]: “Not at all…… It’s because I don’t have any knowledge and can’t do anything alone……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… That is not the case. It cannot be helped that you have no knowledge concerning Shinga.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Because you…… came from an alternate world, separate from this one, correct?”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh……! How do you……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “So it was like that…… Your dress and bearings did seem like that but……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “It was because you were not aware of given things like the Gekka Tribe and yakuma that anyone in Shinga would know about, which made me think that was a possibility.”

[YUZUKI]: “Do you possibly know about the world I live in too!?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “No…… It was after I met you that I learned of the existence of an alternate world.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Moreover, Nobunaga-sama was the first person to talk about this possibility.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Nobunaga-sama seemed to have noticed that you weren’t of this world from a considerably early time.”

[YUZUKI]: “Then everyone else knows too……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “No. Although it is not forbidden to speak about it, currently only Nobunaga-sama and I know.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “However…… I wonder why Nobunaga-sama spoke about educating you.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Your blood is indispensable to uniting the country. It should be problematic if you were given knowledge rashly and returned home, but……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “In the first place, if you were to be used as a tool to unify the country, there are ways to deprive you of your freedom, break your mind, and make you into a puppet.”

[YUZUKI]: “B-Break my mind… no matter how you put it, that’s……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Nobunaga-sama is someone who would do whatever is necessary to unite the country.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “However, he did not actually do so. I do not understand Nobunaga-sama’s thoughts but…… he may be testing you.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Why are you telling me this?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Why, indeed.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Please, if nothing else, remember just this.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Nobunaga-sama is generous to those who are obedient. As long as you obey, nothing bad will happen to you.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… I understand. I’ll remember.”

I could do nothing but nod at the words of Mitsuhide-san, who seemed sad somewhere.

6 thoughts on “SNB Oda ~ Chapter 3.2 ~

    ImmaFish said:
    January 5, 2018 at 19:53

    Geez the way Yuzuki is studying and training 24/7 reminds me to much of my current life. Wake up at 4, Study, go to school, get home at 4, work out, work on my animations before my director (best friend) murders meh omg my life. It’s its to busy XD Nobunaga is redeeming himself tho, Mitsuhide tho why u sad?

      Ilinox responded:
      January 9, 2018 at 21:52

      It’s nice to be busy but sometimes you just wanna lie on the ground and be like “why is my life like this” LOL. I feel like I’m in that horrible loop too: wake up at 6, go to work, come back at 6, work on writing scripts for a game i’m working on before my director murders me, and then repeat. Somewhere I manage to scrape out enough time to do translation work too (usually snipping away at time for sleep, food, etc etc, WOOPS). Haha, I feel like Nobunaga is kinda polarizing. Either you like his domineering ways or you don’t. You’ll find out why Mitsuhide is so sad soon though!! :’))

    runalhearts said:
    September 21, 2017 at 08:15

    I need to learn from this protagonist, like legit. She is so admirable being able to take all of that, and I really appreciate Mitsuhide’s worry.

    It seems like Mitsuhide’s sadness is linked to the betrayal incident. When he says “testing”, maybe it’s something similar to the Honnouji Incident in real life, but maybe Nobunaga already knew this and, in turn, may have been testing Mitsuhide. But it’s only a theory, I think it will be ultimately answered in chapter 7! (:

    My god though…… that training sounds hellish, but hey, I was right! Nagahide and Katsuie sure can argue like crazy, haha! They sure crack me up together, I’m glad they showed up here. (╹◡╹)

    Thanks for the chapter, and always look forward to the next, as I always seem to say, hehe~ It’s one step closer to chapter 5– *bricked*

      Ilinox responded:
      September 22, 2017 at 11:20

      Right!? Puts us all to shame with how hard she works and her determination. I like running too but if I had to do multiple laps around what must be a huge castle, I’d be like “I’m donezo. Please just lock me up in the castle like a princess because I ain’t moving anymore” LOL.

      Gods, yeah, I want to know what Mitsuhide did! Especially since the true betrayer, maybe, sounds like Hideyoshi who did end up parting ways. Or maybe Hideyoshi parted ways after Mitsuhide pulled some half-hearted coup too? Or maybe Mitsuhide was part of Hideyoshi’s coup but had regrets and came back!?

      This scene made me really want to hug Mitsuhide ;w; he sounds softer and quieter than usual when he’s talking about how ruthless Nobunaga can be. All the game descriptions and things said that Mitsuhide was forgiven by Nobunaga, and even in the game Nobunaga seems to treat him equally to the others but I wonder if there’s any lingering thing between them. Maybe Mitsuhide is sad because he knows that even though he’s “trusted” by Nobunaga he has the stain of betrayal… Or maybe he really hates how this world is a “use others” or “be used” world |D;;.

      Their squabbles are so funny, aha, and I’m definitely paying attention to them more now that you brought them up! One step closer to 5!! Heehee, that’ll be my motto from now on.

    1_chan said:
    September 21, 2017 at 00:07

    Mistuhide seems sad somewhere? A secret? A memory? Katsuie would’ve killed me with the extra laps tho. I choked reading his reason for piling on another lap lol. Our mc is actually very resilient :00 Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      September 22, 2017 at 11:14

      I’m not sure but I’m definitely wondering if it’s going to be revealed in chapter 7 (which they just released today and will talk about the betrayal that happened in the fast!! YES, WE GET ANSWERS!! HOPEFULLY!). Maybe he seems sad that in this world people fall into categories of usefulness and have to be used? ;w; I mean I do feel kind of melancholic at thinking how ruthless Nobunaga has to be to achieve his goals, so… At times I feel like Mitsuhide is too gentle for this world but he’s sworn himself to Nobunaga and will do anything for him, including dirtying his hands.

      Katsuie doesn’t realize we’re not all muscle heads like him |D;; //bricked. YA GOTTA TREAT A GIRL MORE GENTLY KATSUIE!! But yeah omg I would die in this hellish training boot camp, although it’s super useful in their world…

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